Who Energy Vampires Love To Bite And How To Recognize Them
Energy vampires are dangerous people who sometimes intentionally drain your energy on purpose without you even knowing. They are unable to move through life without taking energy from others. If you’ve ever been talking to someone that you know, and after they leave you to feel super sick and emotionally off… well, that’s because you’ve just engaged yourself in a conversation with someone who is using your caring, positive energy to make themselves feel alive.
See, energy vampires are no different from regular vampires, except regular vampires bite for blood, and energy vampires bite for your emotional stability so that they can live. They feed on your willingness to listen and care for them, leaving you exhausted, depressed and overwhelmed. Preserving your energy, and protecting yourself from these type of people is as important as turning off the news.
To drain the most energy from you, energy vampires will shift the attention of your discussion to themselves, turning your dismay into their emotional playground. They place their problems solely on the shoulders of the listener, seeking emotional support to boost their self-esteem. Energy vampires seek out their victims by using their own good nature against them. People who are sensitive and compassionate are prey to energy vampires. They offer their time, a caring heart, a listening ear, and a free supply of positive energy.
Energy vampires know you’ll feel guilty turning them down for something like ice cream or tea, so they ask regularly. Most energy vampires are codependent. Codependency is a type of relationship where every action is designed to elicit a certain reaction from the other individual. They will always one-up you because they never like to be outdone, and they never want to share the spotlight.
Questions To Ask Yourself To See If The People You Are Communicating With Are Energy Vampires
- Do they always find themselves in the middle of some type of catastrophe?
- When you talk to them do they pour their drama onto you in hopes that you will fix it?
- Do they do things that they know will trigger your stress, causing you to feel anxious?
- Do they diminish your problems and play up their own?
- Do they try to control your opinions about topics?
- Do they constantly speak badly about other people, or seek company in judging others?
- Do you feel drained after being in someone’s presence or after a phone conversation?
- When you see the phone ring and you see there name, does that give you instant anxiety?
If any of these questions relate to your current situation, chances are that the person or people you talk to are energy vampires. What you can do to stop their draining bite is simple… just don’t feed into their problems or issues. Let them figure out a way to help themselves, and just remain calm and positive about something totally different. And just like that, you let the sunshine, and the energy vampire suddenly will disappear.
Well, we hope that these few tips help you notice when you are dealing with energy vampires and what you can do to get rid of them! Stay safe and God bless.